Learn More About Common Las Vegas Pests
There are many species of pests in the Las Vegas area, but the most important type of pest is the one you find in your home or business. That’s the one you need to learn about right away. Our pest library is a resource guide that provides the information you need to know about the most common pests in our area.
Ants are insects that have learned to thrive living near or with people. They have adapted to nesting in our yards, homes, and businesses taking advantage of the food, water, and shelter provided.
Bed bugs are indoor pests that no one wants to discover inside of their Las Vegas area home or business. These pests feed solely on blood. Human blood is their favorite, and if we are available, they will ignore all other sources of food, such as the blood of pets and other animals.
Centipedes & Millipedes
Centipedes in the south tend to be the largest. They can grow up to six inches in length. A centipede can be easily distinguished from a millipede because it has fewer legs; specifically, one set for every segment of its body.
Of the 4,000 species of roaches living worldwide in our area, the German cockroach, Oriental cockroach, American cockroach, and brown-banded cockroach are most problematic for home and business owners.
Flies, typically considered a nuisance, exist in all regions of the United States. There are more than 240,000 different species of flies in the world. Approximately one-third of them, including mosquitoes and gnats, can be found in the United States.
Though some may consider them an unpleasant nuisance, mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other insect. Mosquitoes feed off both humans and animals, thereby easily infecting host upon host.
Pigeons live in large populations throughout the United States, including throughout the Las Vegas region. They are among the most significant and troublesome species of pest birds, having discovered the benefits of living near people.
Rodents are very common pests, and it is more than likely that most home or business owners will have to deal with these pests at one point or another. Their high reproductive rate and resourcefulness have given rodents the ability to live comfortably in and around our homes, and businesses.
Scorpions are a type of arachnid and therefore related to spiders, mites, and ticks. Scorpions have many eyes but poor vision. They rely on touch and vibrations to hunt their prey.
Spiders are a type of arachnid and predator. The central part of a spider’s mouth contains fangs which they use to inject venom into their prey. The venom paralyzes and then kills the prey.
Stinging insects are identified by a stinger that extends off the end of their abdomen. These insects play a vital role in the environment, helping to pollinate flowers and crops and control populations of nuisance insects.
Drywood termites and subterranean termites are the two most common species of termites living in the Las Vegas area. Termites are wood-eating pests that cause damage and destruction when then invade our yards and homes.
Ticks can be found year-round but are most prevalent in the warm summer months. They are parasites, and as a result, are on a continual quest for a host. If a host is not available, a tick can survive up to a year without feeding.
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